Rookie of the Night (RON) Page

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April

Date
RON
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REBS
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FG%
3PT%
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MIN
W/L
Impact
Sunday, Apr 1stDerrick Williams2161008-160-35-742L(106-119)Williams complimented teammate Kevin Love in the frontcourt in the loss.
Monday, Apr 2ndIsaiah Thomas1705106-133-72-227W(116-108)It was a steady, solid performance from Thomas showing his growth and maturity late in the season.
Tuesday, Apr 3rdIsaiah Thomas2537008-131-48-1139L(100-109)The announcers proclaimed the rookie Thomas as "a better player than Nash today!" Got to love the home team broadcast.
Wednesday, Apr 4thCharles Jenkins1947008-130-13-633W(97-94)Jenkins was clutch down the stretch as he led the Warriors to the win with a driving lay-up late.
Thursday, Apr 5thEric Bledsoe1331004-60-05-617W(93-85)Bledsoe was a spark plug getting to the free-throw line and being aggressive in limited minutes.
Friday, Apr 6thMarShon Brooks1866118-150-22-336W(110-98)Brooks contributed to a solid team win over another team they are battling to lose more than. Smart?
Saturday, Apr 7thGreg Stiemsma1091124-40-02-227W(86-72)The defensive spark plug helped the Celtics to another victory.
Sunday, Apr 8thTristan Thompson15152127-120-01-433L(114-122 OT)Thompson was active all night despite the losing effort.
Monday, Apr 9thKenneth Faried271712112-180-03-324W(123-84)Faried was ALL OVER the court rebounding and scoring in the blowout win over the Warriors.
Tuesday, Apr 10thGreg Stiemsma871124-50-00-020W(115-107)Stiemsma was instant energy again playing solid defense and out-hustling his opposition.
Wednesday, Apr 11thKenneth Faried16122225-90-06-836W(113-107)Another double-double for the energetic Faried in the Nuggets win.
Thursday, Apr 12thKlay Thompson2478218-173-65-540L(103-112)Thompson showed he can be more than just a shooter running the offense for the short-handed Warriors.
Friday, Apr 13thMarShon Brooks2264119-152-42-236W(95-89)Brooks led the way in scoring for the Nets who have been playing solid basketball to close the season.
Saturday, Apr 14thKlay Thompson2442409-174-72-242L(104-112)This is slowly becoming Thompson's team during this tough transition year for the team.
Sunday, Apr 15thIsaiah Thomas1838107-182-42-239W(104-103)Thomas made up for a bad turnover in the final minutes by setting up Marcus Thornton for the game winning jumper.
Monday, Apr 16thKlay Thompson29582012-222-53-443L(99-120)In a blowout loss Thompson showed he can play a complete offensive game.
Tuesday, Apr 17thBrandon Knight28270011-124-52-230W(116-77)Near perfection from the field in a historic blowout win for Knight.
Wednesday, Apr 18thAlec Burks1755005-91-16-827W(112-91)The Jazz are back in the 8th spot out West thanks to the performance by Burks tonight.
Thursday, Apr 19thGustavo Ayon9104114-50-01-222W(105-99 OT)Ayon with a near double-double in the upset win for the lottery bound Hornets.
Friday, Apr 20thKlay Thompson26341011-223-41-240L(94-104)Another loss, but another impressive scoring performance by the NBAs second half ROY.
Saturday, Apr 21stKenneth Faried18132139-130-00-027W(118-107)Faried was all over the court again as he produced in a major way in a small amount of time.
Sunday, Apr 22ndCharles Jenkins24960012-220-00-048W(93-88)Jenkins has become fully confident in his role as the point guard of this team.
Monday, Apr 23rdJan Vesely1661408-80-00-024W(101-73)With perfect shooting and aggressive defense Vesely led the Wizards to a win.
Tuesday, Apr 24thCharles Jenkins10510004-160-20-042L(81-83)Despite his poor shooting Jenkins netted another double-double as the Warriors lost in a nail biter.
Wednesday, Apr 25thTobias Harris15131017-120-21-137L(85-90)Harris had his best game of the season in a tight loss with a double-double and a near upset.
Thursday, Apr 26th

 

March

Date
RON
PTS
REBS
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BLKS
FG%
3PT%
FT%
MIN
W/L
Impact
Thursday, Mar 1stJimmer Fredette1123003-53-42-213L(100-108)The Jimmer scored a few buckets in a few minutes, but was irrelevant the rest of the game much like every other rookie on the night.
Friday, Mar 2ndKenneth Faried16111227-120-02-530W(117-105)Faried is getting used to being the starter now and doing exactly what he did in college - play with energy, rebound, and hustle.
Saturday, Mar 3rdKyrie Irving2016228-142-32-431L(98-101)Irving came up just short in the end and the Cavaliers could not complete the comeback.
Sunday, Mar 4thKenneth Faried1150004-80-03-629W(99-94)Again, Faried was the energy guy for the Nuggets making plays in crunch time to help get the win.
Monday, Mar 5thKenneth Faried20121127-90-06-734W(119-116)The Denver Nuggets are now powered and brought to you by Faried Energy. He is here to stay.
Tuesday, Mar 6thBismack Biyombo10150172-40-06-1032W(100-84)When was the last time Charlotte won or beat a good team? Biyombo was a major factor in this win only taking four shots and dominating the glass and painted area.
Wednesday, Mar 7thKyrie Irving1858308-160-32-233W(100-99)With 16 seconds to go Irving took the ball full-court, from end-to-end for a game clinching lay-up. Do you need more?
Thursday, Mar 8thJimmy Butler532001-20-13-49L(94-99)The Bulls were looking for some kind of an answer as the Magic pounced on them early and Butler played well. It was a team loss, but an individual victory as he played well in his nine minutes.
Friday, Mar 9thKyrie Irving9612304-120-11-231W(96-90)Irving with a career high 12 assists, only 1 turnover, and won the game as a point guard.
Saturday, Mar 10thMarShon Brooks23570011-161-30-032L(106-112)Brooks was on and as efficient as he could be, in a loss. This is as good as Brooks can be.
Sunday, Mar 11thKyrie Irving2165005-151-310-1029W(118-107)Three straight wins against playoff teams for the Cavs and Irving has been at the center of it all.
Monday, Mar 12thBismack Biyombo1270146-70-00-033W(73-71)The stats do not jump off the page, but Biyombo made the game winning block, at the rim, to save the game for Charlotte.
Tuesday, Mar 13thChandler Parsons2176109-163-50-037W(104-103)Parsons led a balanced attack for the Rockets upset win and the point-forward did a little bit of everything on the court.
Wednesday, Mar 14thBrandon Knight10511205-100-30-038W(124-112)Knight with his second double-double on the season and of his career against two of his other point guard peers.
Thursday, Mar 15thMarkieff Morris1061314-101-31-216W(91-87)Morris has not been seeing the minutes he had at the beginning of the year recently, but when he gets minutes he produces.
Friday, Mar 16thIsaiah Thomas13310205-111-42-231W(120-95)Thomas orchestrated the offense to a season high 120 points that also were a season high scored on against the Celtic defense.
Saturday, Mar 17thKenneth Faried18161115-50-08-824W(98-91)In the last five minutes of the game Faried won the game with energy and rebounding. He was perfect from the field and the line as well.
Sunday, Mar 18thIsaiah Thomas1822106-104-62-228W(115-99)The Kings are starting to find a groove behind the rookie point guard.
Monday, Mar 19thTristan Thompson271210112-160-03-437W(105-100)Thompson with a monster double-double in a start to lead the Cavs over the Nets. Going 3-4 from the free-throw line may be the most impressive part if the stat line.
Tuesday, Mar 20thIsaiah Thomas1857205-100-48-934W(119-110)Thomas played well in the win against one of the more consistent teams in the Western Conference Playoff Race.
Wednesday, Mar 21stKlay Thompson27551011-244-81-141W(101-92)Thompson had the type of game that makes trading Monta Ellis an ok move. He had a career high in points and matched a career high in assists.
Thursday, Mar 22ndChandler Parsons20114008-162-45-639W(109-83)Parsons is not getting a lot of respect as a ROY Candidate Nationally, but these type of performances are beginning to pile up.
Friday, Mar 23rdTristan Thompson15110125-130-05-537L(80-93)As the season progresses Thompson continues to get better and more minutes. As they rack up the losses help will be on the way in the Lottery.
Saturday, Mar 24thKlay Thompson31122210-204-97-742W(111-108)Thompson had a career high in scoring as he got off to a hot start.
Sunday, Mar 25thCharles Jenkins27260013-221-40-040L(87-90)A career night for Jenkins nearly ended in a buzzer-beating, game-tying three. Jenkins has played well as the starter in place of Stephen Curry.
Monday, Mar 26thChandler Parsons1685206-121-53-642W(113-106) OTParsons hit a big three in overtime to stretch the lead for the win.
Tuesday, Mar 27thKlay Thompson20572010-250-50-038L(101-104)Thompson shot the ball in volume, didn't make a three, and didn't attempt a free-throw. Change those last two and the rookie likely leads his team to a win.
Wednesday, Mar 28thIman Shumpert25741010-214-101-132W(108-86)In the rout of the Magic Shumpert was in attack mode, but 10 3pt attempts?
Thursday, Mar 29thNorris Cole1022205-90-00-023W(106-85)Light night in the NBA, few rookies played. Cole played, and played well in the NBA Finals re-match.
Friday, Mar 30thCharles Jenkins18212206-121-25-537L(100-102)The second round pick Jenkins made an impact as a starter with his first double-double.
Saturday, Mar 31stBrandon Knight1256205-152-50-043W(110-107)Down the stretch Knight hit two threes to complete the comeback helping to send to send the game to OT.

 

February

Date
RON
PTS
REBS
ASTS
STLS
BLKS
FG%
3PT%
FT%
MIN
W/L
Impact
Wednesday, Feb 1stLavoy Allen1563207-100-01-226W(98-82)The local Philly product produced off the bench and helped the 76ers ward off the Chicago Bulls.
Thursday, Feb 2ndKenneth Faried630002-30-02-27W(112-91)It was a slow night for rookies this Thursday, but in a blowout win Faried saw some minutes and put in some work.
Friday, Feb 3rdAndrew Goudelock1320106-101-30-020W93-89)Goudelock was key down the stretch using his three point shot to set up drives and scoring key buckets down the stretch.
Saturday, Feb 4thKyrie Irving2074209-171-31-136W(91-88)Irving scored two key buckets down the stretch against the NBA Champs to get the win for the Cavaliers, keeping them in the Playoff race.
Sunday, Feb 5thJaJuan Johnson1041125-80-00-022W(98-80)Johnson got some garbage time and made the most of it in a blowout. Light night on a Super Bowl schedule.
Monday, Feb 6thIsaiah Thomas1765106-113-62-426W(100-92)Mr. Irrelevant came off the bench and sparked the Kings to the win.
Tuesday, Feb 7thDerrick Williams1418115-101-23-826W(86-84)Williams was key down the stretch scoring seven points in the closing minutes.
Wednesday, Feb 8thIman Shumpert1714306-111-24-437W(107-93)In the midst of all the Lin-sanity the Knicks rookie has played well in his role off the bench. he is adding depth to a depleted roster.
Thursday, Feb 9thKlay Thompson1901128-113-40-018W(109-101)Thompson was on fire from just about everywhere on the court all game in the upset win over the Nuggets.
Friday, Feb 10thBrandon Knight1357104-73-32-317W(109-92)The young Pistons are clicking on all cylinders behind Knight winning four in a row.
Saturday, Feb 11thMarkieff Morris1860137-131-53-426W(98-84)A career high on the road for Morris as he helped lift the Suns past the hot Kings in a blowout. Most impressive note of the night; 18 points and 1 made three.
Sunday, Feb 12thKlay Thompson1443015-104-60-022W(106-97)Thompson continued his hot shooting in another win. When Thompson scores above average the W's get W's.
Monday, Feb 13thGustavo Ayon1391136-70-01-236W(86-80)The relatively obscure big man made the start and nearly had a double-double helping neutralize the big men of Utah in the win.
Tuesday, Feb 14thNorris Cole2013008-121-23-330W(105-90)The Heat jumped out to a big lead and Cole drove them home to a big time blowout win.
Wednesday, Feb 15thKyrie Irving2235018-123-53-437W(98-87)After missing a few games due to concussion like symptoms Irving made it back to the line-up and was nearly perfect in the upset of Indiana.
Thursday, Feb 16thMarShon Brooks1554006-161-61-136L(88-93)In the loss Brooks scored 14 points (on 16 shots) making it his 16th game scoring in double figures (out of 21 games played).
Friday, Feb 17thGustavo Ayon13112206-90-01-429W(89-85)Ayon played big starting once again for the Hornets with a double-double.
Saturday, Feb 18thMarShon Brooks1953117-192-63-442W(97-85)It was a light night on the NBA schedule and the Nets dispatched the Rose-less Bulls behind Brooks scoring.
Sunday, Feb 19thIsaiah Thomas23811018-163-74-543L(92-93)Believe it or not, but Thomas out-dueled the No.1 overall pick. That is right the last pick had his night against the first pick.
Monday, Feb 20thKenneth Faried10140234-40-02-236W(103-101)Faried provided the energy just like did at Morehead State last year in the win for the shorthanded Nuggets.
Tuesday, Feb 21stIsaiah Thomas2435007-145-85-536L(108-120)Mr. Irrelevant, Isaiah Thomas was absolutely on fire as he led the Kings back in this loss to the leagues best team.
Wednesday, Feb 22ndGustavo Ayon9174214-70-01-433W(89-84)Nearly another double-double for Ayon who is quickly becoming one of the best players on the Hornets.
Thursday, Feb 23rdJulyan Stone91722-61-34-421L(99-114)A light night on the NBA schedule and a blowout loss allowed Stone to get on the court for a near double-double.
Tuesday, Feb 28thDerrick Williams2750019-104-45-528W(109-97)What a day! Williams was nearly perfect from everywhere on the floor and led the Timberwolves to the upset win.
Wednesday, Feb 29thBrandon Knight2015007-141-45-636W(109-94)Knight was efficient and played well against fellow Top 10 pick Kemba Walker.

 

January

Date
RON
PTS
REBS
ASSTS
STLS
BLKS
FG%
3PT%
FT%
MIN
W/L
Impact
Sunday, Jan 1stNorris Cole1619306-80-04-520W(129-90)The man of the hour has continued to play well off the bench and one week into the season is the front-runner for ROY.
Monday, Jan 2ndMarkieff Morris1692007-131-31-232W(102-91)During the Suns run that built their lead Morris scored five quick points including a momentum building three.
Tuesday, Jan 3rdTristan Thompson1691027-160-06-624W(115-101)The "other" rookie on Cleveland did not start the game on fire, but he closed it with 9 points, 5 rebounds and a monster block in the 4th quarter.
Wednesday, Jan 4thRicky Rubio12410205-92-20-232L(86-90)The dynamic rookie nearly led Minnesota to back-to-back-to-back upsets, but just fell short.
Thursday, Jan 5thNorris Cole905004-80-01-120W(116-109 3OT)With only one All-Star playing for the Heat Cole played a bigger role on the perimeter as a scorer and play-maker.
Friday, Jan 6thIman Shumpert1037514-111-51-235W(99-96)The crowd was cheering for the rookie and he did not disappoint. His defense and much better than advertised play-making are very much needed on this team.
Saturday, Jan 7thJon Leuer692023-70-10-026W(86-92)Others had better numbers, but Leuer played well against one of the best front-courts in the NBA.
Sunday, Jan 8thRicky Rubio13146015-141-22-230W(90-72)Rubio notches his third double-double of the season in a sloppy, blowout victory.
Monday, Jan 9thIman Shumpert1664307-130-22-235W(91-87)SHUM-PERT !
SHUM-PERT!!
SHUM-PERT!!!
Tuesday, Jan 10thChandler Parsons2070109-162-40-031W(82-70)A second round pick gets a chance to start? Then he leads his team to the win? Great moment for the former Gator.
Wednesday, Jan 11thKawhi Leonard1108025-120-01-238W(101-95)Strong positional rebounding and defense has propelled Leonard into a more prominent role on the veteran Spurs.
Thursday, Jan 12thKyrie Irving26362011-172-42-228W(101-90)In person Irving is as impressive as any point guard in the league. He attacked and dominated Steve Nash in a way rookies shouldn't do on his way to a career high in points.
Friday, Jan 13thBrandon Knight13104115-112-41-135W(98-81)Knight notched a career high (10) in rebounds and his first double-double of his young career. He also connected on two big threes to create separation.
Saturday, Jan 14thRicky Rubio18412507-152-32-235L(91-93)In his second start in as many games Rubio gave Minnesota a large lead, brought them back and watched as they fell short.
Sunday, Jan 15thKawhi Leonard1281114-82-42-233W(102-91)Leonard got the start against the already offensively challenged Suns. His length, rebounding and defense were disruptive all game.
Monday, Jan 16thKyrie Irving2547119-161-16-835W(102-94)Irving has developed a gear where if he wants to score, he is going to score and the Cavaliers are a much better team than expected.
Tuesday, Jan 17thBismack Biyombo11101045-50-01-221L(89-96)In 21 minutes Biyombo made his impact felt off the bench with his first 10+ rebound game and his first double-double.
Wednesday, Jan 18thRicky Rubio978601-80-27-838W(93-85)Rubio did everything but score and was instrumental in leading the Timberwolves to another victory.
Thursday, Jan 19thChandler Parsons371101-51-30-025W(90-88 OT)In a light rookie night Parsons stood out with another strong performance on the glass in another start. Who would have thought?
Friday, Jan 20thRicky Rubio966311-111-36-832W(101-98)Once again, only making one field goal, Rubio had the biggest impact on the game. He hit the game-tying and assisted Kevin Love on the game-winning three down the stretch.
Saturday, Jan 21stIman Shumpert1847207-162-52-241L(114-119 2OT)All night Shumpert had the confidence and awareness to attack, and penetrate. He played a key role in the Knicks even being in this game.
Sunday, Jan 22ndMarShon Brooks2061019-170-12-236W(97-87)Led the team in scoring, but was only 1/4 guys in double-digits for the Nets. He found his points inside the three-point line which is a good sign for the team.
Monday, Jan 23rdRicky Rubio6312302-100-32-238L(92-107)Rubio continued his shooting slump over the past five games (12-51). The Timberwolves fell to 3-2 in that stretch, so his shooting is not effecting team success.
Tuesday, Jan 24thKyrie Irving1744007-111-32-226L(85-92)Irving has been spectacular all season, tonight he led his team in an emotional battle that he was not a part of last year, nearly stealing the win.
Wednesday, Jan 25thAndrew Goudelock1420015-82-32-220W(96-91)When the Lakers needed some points Goudelock came in to provide a spark.
Thursday, Jan 26thE'Twaun Moore1630015-64-42-218W(91-83)The little used Moore (22 total points for the season) exploded by his standards in the absence of Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen to not only help the C's get the win, but come from 20 behind in doing so.
Friday, Jan 27thRicky Rubio18410007-121-23-442W(87-79)Again, Rubio was key in the fourth quarter scoring and distributing to separate the T-Wolves from the Spurs down the stretch.
Saturday, Jan 28thKemba Walker201011128-182-42-443L(99-102)Walker registers the seasons first rookie triple-double in a battle of the NBA Cellar.
Sunday, Jan 29thKyrie Irving23461010-141-22-333W(88-87)With the game on the line Irving showed no fear going to the basket and scoring the game winning lay-up to knock off the Boston Celtics.
Monday, Jan 30thRicky Rubio18811106-102-34-438W(120-108)Rubio with another near triple-double, and another double-double. That is () double-doubles on the season, more than Steve Nash, Chris Paul, and Rajon Rondo.
Tuesday, Jan 31stKyrie Irving2116007-161-26-637L(90-93)A switch flipped last game in Irving and he is now a legit threat down the stretch against any team. The No.1 pick is really coming along.

 

December

Date
RON
PTS
REBS
ASSTS
STLS
BLKS
FG%
3PT%
FT%
MIN
W/L
Impact
Sunday, Dec 25thIman Shumpert1141003-130-15-522W(106-104)He was injured during the game, but showed great confidence and played well.
Monday, Dec 26thKemba Walker1373103-100-27-721W(96-95)Walker was cool as can be converting two free-throws at the end of regulation to get the early season win.
Tuesday, Dec 27thNorris Cole2044308-160-34-629W(115-107)No fear was shown by the rookie from Cleveland State as he attacked Rajon Rondo and got the best of him.
Wednesday, Dec 28thKemba Walker1413106-91-21-220L(95-96)For most of the game Charlotte was in control thanks to the steady play of Walker.
Thursday, Dec 29thMarshon Brooks1723107-152-21-221L(78-94)If Brooks didn't score, the Nets would not have scored. He shot in volume and the team lost, but Brooks proved he can fill it up.
Friday, Dec 30thRicky Rubio12612104-72-22-331L(101-103)Despite coming off the bench and Kevin Love's performance, it was Rubio that took the Miami Heat's Big Three to the limit.
Saturday, Dec 31stJosh Harrellson14120105-114-80-038W(114-92)One way to earn minutes in replacement minutes is get noticed. Harrellson stepped up in a big way helping the short-handed Knicks to victory.